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WHITING 1/4 TON (MAGIC BUS) built by Whiting Yachts (NZ) and designed by Paul Whiting. Her first hull was built in 1977 with an overall lengh of 7.80 m or 25.58 ft long

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WHITING 1/4 TON (MAGIC BUS) Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft7.80 m / 25.58 ft
Builder(s)Whiting Yachts
Designer(s)Paul Whiting
CountryNew Zealand
Hull TypeFin w/spade rudder
First Hull Built1977
Ballast TypeLead
Rigging TypeFractional Sloop
Ballast Ratio35.23


Overall Length (LOA) 7.80 m / 25.58 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)6.00 m / 19.68 ft
Beam (width)2.78 m / 9.12 ft
Draft1.47 m / 4.82 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 1030 kg / 2271 lb
Maximum Displacement1030 kg / 2271 lb
Ballast Weight363 kg / 800 lb


Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)2.78
Comfort Ratio8.61
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)133.01
Ballast Ratio35.23
Sail Area to Displacement22.93

Above Deck

Mast Height from DWL11.20 m / 36.75 ft
Estimated Forestay Length6.84 m / 22.43 ft
Reported Sail Area22.95 m² / 247.00 ft²
Total Sail Area23.27 m² / 250.44 ft²
Mainsail Area15.59 m² / 167.81 ft²
I21.00 ft * 6.40 m
J7.87 ft * 2.40 m
P30.10 ft * 9.17 m
E11.15 ft * 3.40 m
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